Your dental and oral health is important to us. This is why we have taken the time to answer some of your frequently asked questions. Hopefully, these answers will clear up some of your questions, but you can always schedule an appointment if you have questions that we did not answer. We would love to hear from you!
You should use the 2-2 rule as a guideline. The 2-2 rule dictates that your brush your teeth at least twice a day for at least two minutes every time. This normally means brushing in the morning and brushing before bed. We also recommend that you floss at least once a day. The best time to floss is at the end of the day. This allows for the removal of food debris that may have built up over the course of the day.
If you have stained or discolored teeth, there are a few different things that you can do. Teeth whitening solutions such as ZOOM!, a professional procedure, or Day White, an at-home system, could help whiten your teeth several shades in a short period of time. Other options include veneers. Veneers are small porcelain shells, as thin as a contact lens, that provide the appearance of perfect, pearly-white teeth. At Elite Dental, we use a type of veneers called Lumineers in order to provide the highest quality of cosmetic improvement.
Not only does straightening teeth provide a more aesthetically pleasing smile, but it has many other benefits as well. For instance, misaligned teeth are more prone to infection and tooth decay. Misaligned teeth also have an impact on how you are able to bite, chew, and speak properly.
If you have missing teeth, you may be interested in learning what your options are. Dental implants are a quite popular solution for missing teeth. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Dental implants are anchored directly into the jaw and mimic the appearance and feel of a natural tooth. Other dental solutions such as dental bridges can also provide a natural-looking solution to missing teeth.